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    November 5, 2012
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dehydration. he is now listed in good condition. thanks so much for joining us tonight at 10:00. here's brian now with the news edge at 11:00. the countdown is almost over after months and months of campaigning. we are now just hours away from election day and it looks like this could be a very close call. while the candidates delivered their final arguments tonight, the final outcome won't be known until tomorrow at the earliest. the goal on this last day, reaching out to independents and undecides. fox 5's tom fitzgerald is -- undecideds. fox 5's tom fitzgerald is here with the details. >> all crucial battlegrounds still in play just hours before voters go to the polls. in columbus, ohio, tonight mitt romney told the crowd his campaign is about the future of america and ohio will be crucial to romney if he hopes to win the white house tomorrow.
only two hours earlier meanwhile president obama was also in columbus telling his supporters that he, too, is concerned about the future but will take this country in a much different path than mitt romney. >> i do what i say. you know what i believe. you know where i stand. you know i tell the truth. and you know i will fight for you and your family every single day as hard as i know how. >> tomorrow we begin a new tomorrow, perhaps some of your friends and family have not yet made up their mind who they're going to vote for and so when you talk to them, ask to look beyond the speeches and the ads and the attacks and to look at the record. >> now, of course, undecided voters are critical in this election. throughout our debate coverage this year we brought you panels of voters to discuss this campaign. one of them described herself as an undecided voter who thought that mitt romney had won the first debate.
tonight we checked back with her and she said she's decided to vote for president obama. >> some things i weren't really happy with obama, the auto bailout. i was not a big fan of that. i generally tend to lean towards less government involvement, but for me the deciding factor came to women's issues. sues. >> that could be a key issue tomorrow. republicans have been dogged by controversial comments from two u.s. senate candidates on rape. rahm in recent days has been airing new -- mitt romney in recent days has been airing out position on choice while obama has been ramped up its attacks of romney being an opponent of abortion. virginia could be a huge player tomorrow. it is still a virtual tie. a new rasmussen poll shows mitt romney likely to win virginia, 50-48, but public policy polling released a new poll today that predicts president obama will win virginia 51-47
with the margin of error 2.5%, that's essentially a tie still. someone will feel the sting of a loss tomorrow, but tonight both candidates seem to feel confident about a win. tonight we're talking with democratic strategist brendan daley and republican strategist jack burkman. >> i was out this yesterday canvassing in loudoun county with my daughter and we encountered a lot of enthusiasm among volunteers among obama voters, but there are also a lot of romney signs there. i talked with the obama camp today and they think they will win virginia in a narrow victory as well as nationwide. it will be very close on the popular vote, but i think obama will win the electoral vote in the 290o 300 range. >> a couple things. obama is still negative in virginia. he's negative in a number of swing states.
romney has already gone positive. that is, if you're running a campaign in the final days you always want to go positive and leave the voter with an image of yourself. the only way you still negative is if your internal polling shows you're behind. obama would never be going negative at this point unless he thought he was substantially behind. i'm seeing nothing but negative ads in virginia. the one downside for republicans is george allen has been a little bit of a disappointment. i had hoped he would pick up the republican ticket. sadly he's weighing down the republican ticket. that's hurting romney in virginia candidly, but i think romney will pull it out in a close one tomorrow. >> brendan, what do you think that obama will need if he doesn't -- let's play hypotheticals here -- if he doesn't take virginia and we will know that early on because it's on the east coast, what are we looking for? does he have to have iowa, ohio, colorado? >> i think, so brian.
that's been his firewall all along, the midwest there, iowa, ohio especially and wisconsin. if he can win those three, i think he'll also win michigan and pennsylvania and that would leave no path for romney. if he wins virginia and florida, there's really no path for romney to win. >> we can boil this down and make it real simple. if romney can win florida and virginia and i think he's starting to full away in both those states and -- pull away in both those states and ohio, romney wins the election because a lot of the little swing states are starting to break his way. i think he'll have a majority there. if obama wins ohio, obama takes the election. i'll make you a prediction. this is almost definitely going to a row count. if you look -- a recount. if you look at colorado, ohio, florida, those three states have recount provisions within certain percentages. i would be surprised if this election wraps up tomorrow. >> brendan, last word, do you
think we'll have the winner tomorrow? >> i think we will and that's because the obama people have been very good about get out the vote. they're organized in every state. >> brendan daley, jack burkman, thank you both. you may need a scarf and gloves when you head to the polls tomorrow. let's get your election day forecast now with sue palka. some of those polls open at 7:00 or 8:00 in the morning. it may only be around 32 degrees. prime minister for that. it won't be a wet or windy day, just a little chilly. so no excuses. check out the maps we have prepared for you including the polling times at all of our jurisdictions and yes, we are expecting it to be 10 degrees cooler than average around here for our election day, but lots of sunshine after that cold start and more importantly, a dry day. our temperature will probably top out right around 50 degrees or so. give you an idea of the day planner and again with that very cold start anticipated, expect 36 degrees at 8 a.m.,
but again some of these polls open at 7:00. it will be colder than that. these are for d.c. now. suburban temperatures will be chillier. by noon we should be up to 45 degrees with sunshine and 4:00 about 48 degrees, dry throughout tomorrow, increasing clouds late tomorrow as the polls begin to close out. that's how things look here and across the country maybe a problem for florida. there's going to be rain, maybe some thunderstorms down there, an important swing state and perhaps a little rain or snow shower activity for wisconsin. the rest of the country is just chilly, a couple showers across pacific northwest. we'll talk more about that nor'easter and a pattern change to warmer weather in a few minutes. the latest on the clean-up from hurricane sandy, most of new york's public schools and its subway system reopened today. many residents along the northeast are still struggling to recover. nearly 1 1/2 million people are still without lights. it's become a growing problem as the temperature continues to
drop. >> somebody has to help us. somebody in the world has to do something because we shunt be like this. this is not right for us to live this way. >> u.s. marines have joined national guard troops to help distribute food and aid to resident. the death toll from sandy has topped 110 people in the united states alone. most of the victims from new york or new jersey. the news edge in virginia, police in alexandria want you to take a good look at this surveillance video. they're looking for two men and a woman who broke into a couple businesses on eisenhower avenue two weeks ago. the suspects first attempted to break into one business, couldn't get in. so they tried and succeeded at two others. police are asking anyone who recognizes this group here to l new developments tonight in the case of that 4-year-old boy who fell from a window at a high rise apartment building in silver spring. the boy's father has been charged with child neglect. christopher harley was arrested last thursday and is free on bond. harley's son fell nine stories on october 11th. he's in the hospital listed in
serious condition. coming up congressman jim moran breaks his silence as he and his son talk about this controversial undercough video and what they've both learned. the -- undercover video and what they've both learned. the exclusive interview is next. >> and a quick look at the voter requirements and ballot instructions coming up. >> this is fox 5 news edge at 11:00. [ mitt romney ] we have to work on a collaborative basis.
look, the reason i'm in this race is there are people that are really hurting today in this country. and we face this deficit -- could crush the future generations. and republicans and democrats both love america but we need to have leadership -- leadership in washington that will actually bring people together and get the job done and could not care less if it's a republican or a democrat. i've done it before, i'll do it again. i'm mitt romney, and i approve this message.
a fox 5 exclusive on fox 5 news at 10:00, virginia congressman jim moran and his son patrick sat down with me for their first interview since a voting scandal enveloped moran's reelection campaign. patrick moran resigned from his father's campaign after being caught on tape discussing a plan to cast fraudulent votes with an activist posing as a campaign worker. moran and his son acknowledge mistakes were made. >> but the fact is he made a mistake. he said stupid things. he's been held accountable by me and by the campaign and by everyone else. >> i mean it's outright stupidity, a lack of appreciation for the situation, what he was saying. this is a business in which you appreciate energy and it was trying to corral that energy, but completely lacking the ability to hear what he was saying and the magnitude of it.
i didn't take it seriously. >> congressman moran said his son has learned a hard lesson and he still loves his son and stands by him. we have a check list of what you need to know before you go to the polls tomorrow in maryland, virginia and d.c. shawn yancy is here to break it all down. >> let's start with voters many maryland. in addition to choosing candidates you have to decide seven key ballot issues tomorrow. among them? question 3 which changes the current rules for removing an elected official if he or she is convicted of a crime. question 4, the dream act, it would guarantee in-state tuition to undocumented immigrants. question 5 deals with redistricting. question 6 asks voters to decide whether to legalize same sex marriage and question 7 asks whether to expand gambling in the state and allow a new casino in prince george's county. to virginia now in addition to the race for the white house, the u.s. senate showdown between tim kaine and george allen will be the big race to
follow. there are two statewide amendments. question one has to do with eminent domain and when and if your property can be taken from you. question 2 deals with the general assembly and whether it can delay the start of a veto session by up to one week. in virginia when you go to the polls, you must show an acceptable form of identification like a driver's license or a virginia voters registration card. in the district now the appear. s to watch include question no. 5 -- amendments to watch include question no. five it. would change the way council members can remove a fellow council member for wrongdoing. question 6 would force a council member convicted of a felony out of office and make them ineligible to ever hold the office again. question 7 would do the same thing for the office of mayor and the big race to watch is the special election to fill the council chairman's seat. it was left vacant following kwame brown's resignation. a reminder, the d.c. ballot is two-sided and last but not least we want to update you on the polling hours. the polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. in d.c. and maryland.
in virginia the polls are open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. if you have any questions after all that, you can visit our website at for everything you need to know before you head to the polls. we want you to weigh in on everything from the presidential race to the highly contested senate contest in virginia and all those ballot measures in maryland. use the hashtag box 5 d.c. you decide and tweet us your thoughts. i'm going to miss those political ads, brian. >> your dvr i'm sure is full. go back and reminisce. >> that's right. they've been running for so long it's something we can go way back on. >> we're looking at a storm system, not tomorrow, though. >> no. by the way, a couple very reliable models jumped it about 100 to 150 miles farther east off the coast. that would be good. we're not sure that will continue, so we'll pay attention to that, but in that scenario we wouldn't even get rain, but if it's closer, we
could get a mix of rain and snow. look at what's going on outside tonight it's chilly, already in the 30s in some spots, 29 degrees i saw somewhere. your furnace is clicking on and it will probably do that in the morning. freeze warning is in effect overnight. this will signal the end of growing season. yeah, it's over. we know that, but national weather service says there will be more cold nights, but they won't continue to issue freeze warnings. this one kicks in at midnight, goes till 9 pham, includes most of our jurisdiction. far west your growing season is considered over and far east not so much in the freeze, although be prepared for temperatures to fall even there to the mid-30s. frederick is already down to 28 degrees, d.c. dropped to 39 degrees headed for the lower 30s, gaithersburg 30, martinsburg 31 and cumberland and winchester 32 degrees. it is going to be a cold won. wanted you to see new york --
one. wanted you to see new york city and so many without power 36 degrees readings. it will be cold through the mid- atlantic and up through the north and east but dry. temperatures overnight, mid-20s in the suburbs to 34 degrees in the district. perhaps you stay in the mid-30s close to the bay and on the eastern shore. this is piece one of what we'll be watching in the wednesday, thursday time period and to be sure, it's going to be raining across the deep south tomorrow. that is the first stage of our nor'easter. it will get over to the coast, but it will take this piece of energy getting together with the storm that will move to the coast to kind of deepen it or phase the two pieces of energy to make it a much stronger storm. so where the phase happens, where they get together and where this is on the atlantic coast makes a difference what we'll get and what the ultimate track will be. a lot of chilly air will be in place. the storm grabs some of that warm ocean water and gets developing. will it take a path closer to
the coast or take the track today that was farther off? not sure yet. the models had been pretty consistent about tracking it to the coast. either way on this kind of setup the coast gets those conditions that we talked about. what are those again? we'll have to watch the coastal flooding in the red zone. that includes the delmarva and delaware bay. gusts could be as high as 40, 50 or 60 miles an hour, high surf, something going in our favor, the tides actually are at their lowest point of the month because of the phase of the moon but still coastal flooding, not to the level of sandy obviously. and then a pattern change. the chilly air will get kicked out of town and more moderate air moves in for the weekend. it looks like we'll get back to the mild 60s and the west coast gets a little chillier. here's your fox 5 accuweather seven-day forecast. we've got three days in the 40s. we'll watch the wednesday night into thursday morning time frame. depending on the track we could get a mix of rain and snow.
on some of the tracks we get nothing but a little wind. 49 degrees thursday and by friday we're turning the corner into a warmer weekend with lots of sunshine to boot as we round out the week in the mid-60s. that's your seven-day forecast. scott's got more on that redskins loss. it was heartbreaking. here's his report. this is the verizon 4g lte sports desk with scott smith. >> just four nfl teams have ever started 3-6 and made the playoffs. the redskins have yet to demonstrate they can become the fifth. todaymaker shanahan said he has no choice but to treat each of the -- today mike shanahan said he has no choice but to treat each of the last season games as though they are a playoff game game. yesterday's game was chocked full of missed opportunities and undisciplined play with 13 penalties, a season high. shanahan's post game comments had to do with evaluating his team moving forward and which players will be on the team for years to come.
told shanahan said he is not packing it in this season and he is not retreating from his comments either. >> i've never said any time since i've been here we're going to play young players. we're always going to play the people that give us the best chance to win. that's what we're going to, do never changed, never have waivered, but i'm not saying i gave the perfect quote and i'm not saying hey, you're looking in that. there's a bunch of different directions you can go. the only thing i was disappointed that if i have somewhat of a relationship of somebody, they'd at least give me the courtesy and say hey, what did you mean by this instead of just going one direction. >> shanahan says everything from players, coaches and schemes will be under evaluation over the bye week, yet there will be no staff changes. what ultimately matters most is what owner dan snyder thinks. san han is 14-27 as the skins head coach in his third season, just 5-15 at home. today he was asked whether
snyder thinks this team is making progress. >> you'll have to ask dan snyder that if he feels this team is going in the right direction. ien i'm going in the right direction. >> reporter: -- i know i'm going in the right direction. >> reporter: has he given you any assurances that the team is going in the right direction? >> if you want to talk to him, give him a call, ask him. >> reporter: how often do you meet with dan throughout the season? >> i meet with him, yeah. well, we have tea on thursday. i don't know. >> looking forward to it. plenty of blame to go around. how much do the officials deserve in sunday's loss and what the nfl apologized for. mom: ready to go to work?
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♪ every mom needs a little helper. that's why i got a subaru. announcer: love. it's what makes a subaru, a subaru. we can't blame the players, coaches or even our favorite, the replacement refs for this one. the first touchdown of yesterday's redskin game should have never been allowed said the nfl. the very definition of a blown call. the real officials made a pretty bad mistake in the opening quarter. the panthers driving in redskins territory. the give to deangelo williams coming around the near side. the referee inadvertently blew a whistle during the run, so the skins defense held up on the play. take a listen for yourself. we'll replay it. there's the proof. the league says the ball should have been spotted on the 17- yard line. instead it was a 30-yard touchdown.
>> they had to. they had to admit that even if they don't want to. take a look at the film. i didn't know it was that bad until i looked at the film, but that was an obvious mistake. >> the next four games for the redskins include a heavy dose of nfc east opponents, sunday the 18th the eagles come to fedex. a thanksgiving day date at dallas, monday december 3rd the redskins hosting the rematch against the giants. the following sunday it's the ravens. monday night football the 3-4 eagles trail the saints 28-13 in the 4th quarter. the giants are now the only team above .500 in the nfc east. stick around. brian is back to wrap up the edge right after this. where others fail, droid powers through.
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that will actually bring people together and get the job done and could not care less if it's a republican or a democrat. i've done it before, i'll do it again. i'm mitt romney, and i approve this message. i'm mitt romney, maryland, it's time. time for marriage equality. question 6 strengthens protections for our churches and guarantees the civil right to commit to the one you love. while there are those trying to divide us, presidents obama and clinton stand with us. pastors, business leaders, newspapers,
democrats and republicans are all coming together for question 6. because it's about fairness-- treating everyone equal under the law. and who could be against that? taking the edge off tonight with some historic election night drama. before the days of twitter and 24 hour news many people got their headlines from the movie tone news reel. >> senator kennedy's election to the presidency, yet at this hour the popular vote is so close that it appears he will win by less than 1%. >> from every part of the nation the figures tell the story of a roosevelt sweep. the next morning telegrams of congratulations. he carried every state in the union but two, a popular majority of 11 million. >> all of the election signs point to a dewey triumph. >> the polls open in some states in about 6 1/2 hours. we will be here with you all election day long. have a fantastic night.
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